Spring and Summer Nature Activities for Waldorf Kindergartens

Spring and Summer Nature Activities for Waldorf Kindergartens
Irmgard Kutsch By (author)
Brigitte Walden By (author)
Jane R. Helmchen Translated by
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7.5 X 8.3 in
160 pg

EDUCATION / Early Childhood (incl. Preschool & Kindergarten)


Spring and Summer Nature Activities for Waldorf Kindergartensis a wonderful resource for any Waldorf or Waldorf-inspired kindergarten. Encourage children to engage with the seasons as they build bird boxes, use plant dyes, make earthworm boxes, grow and cook fresh herbs, create Easter bowls and care for butterflies. 

In addition to nature activities for children—both indoors and out—this book also includes valuable background reading and advice for teachers, such as how to create your own kindergarten garden. 

All the activities in this book are fully tried and tested and based on practical experience from the Children's Nature and Garden Center in Germany.




Gardening in a Box 
Dyeing with Vegetable Juices 
Radish Caterpillars 
Nature Nests 
Pressed-Flower Easter Eggs 
Daisy Games and Activities 
Strawberry Decorations 
Growing Your Own Cuttings 
Embroidered Fantasy Tablecloth 
Dandelion Games and Activities 
Cardboard-Box House and Flower Shop 
Spring Flower Bouquets 
Felt Vegetables 
Muddy Games and Activities 
Discovering Moss 
Mossy Crafts 


Exploring a Stream 
Building Boats 
Insect Hotels 
Outdoor Summer Games 
Spiderweb Frames 
Natural Soap 
Outdoor Play Kitchen 
Forest Dens 


“This is a wonderful resource book for Steiner–Waldorf kindergartens! It is full of ideas and projects for educators on how to help children engage with the seasons.... A sturdy book with illustrative photographs and easy to follow instructions.” —Kindling 

“The authors display a deep understanding of child development and the important role that high quality sensory experiences play within healthy development.... What sets the books apart is the imaginative quality of the projects, which range from landscaping ideas to apple-ring drying...so we are helped to create a rich outdoor environment with our children and then given lots of ideas for interesting things to do out there.... Our children's relationship with the environment will surely be enriched through trying some of these projects.” —Resurgence 

“A very exciting book full of wonderful activites and information. Ideal for home schoolers and a must-have for any children's group. This book is totally inspiring and fills you with enthusiasm for the new season!” —Education Otherwise Homeschooling Journal 

“This book is full of innocent fun activities to do with children.... I am now itching to get out and make a caterpillar house so that we can see them grow to beautiful butterflies.” —Totz2teens.co.uk \

Author Bio

Irmgard Kutsch, born 1952, trained as a vet before working with children with special needs. In 1994, she established the Children's Nature and Garden Centre in Reichshof, where children and teachers can learn about nature and participate in workshops.

Brigitte Walden, born 1953, worked as a teacher for fifteen years. For nine years, she has been a caregiver at Haus Hohenfried in Germany, a center for people with special needs.